Each year the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) – in collaboration with the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA and the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) – organises the International Astronautical Congress (IAC). The IAC is held in different countries of the world with an IAF member organisation serving as its host. In recent years the event attracted more than 3500 participants including up to 2000 full paying participants, retired participants and press representatives as well as approximately 800 students and young professionals.
|8 November 2016|
|28 February 2017|
|28 April 2017|
|30 June 2017|
|July – August 2017|
|8 September 2017|
|25 – 29 Sept. 2017|
|29 September 2017|
The IAF has received 2 letters of intent to submit a proposal to host IAC 2020 from:
- Dubai, UAE (from the Mohamed bin Rashid Space Center MBRSC)
- Hanoi, Vietnam (from Vietnam National Satellite Center VNSC)
Next step will be that they need to submit a proposal with a deadline of 28 April 2017.
Note: The IAF may – at its discretion – modify the above schedule and notify the concerned organisations of the schedule changes.